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Author Oliver, Mary, 1935-2019.

Title Dream work / Mary Oliver
Edition First edition
Published Boston : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1986
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Contents Dogfish -- Morning Poem -- The Chance to Love Everything -- Trilliums -- Rage -- Wild Geese -- Knife -- Shadows -- Dreams -- The River -- Consequences -- Robert Schumann -- Clamming -- The Fire -- Banyan -- Whispers -- Driving Through the Wind River Reservation: A Poem of Black Bear -- Members of the Tribe -- Starfish -- The Journey -- A Visitor -- The House -- Stanley Kunitz -- Orion -- One or Two Things -- Poem -- Marsh Hawks -- Bowing to the Empress -- The Turtle -- Sunrise -- Two Kinds of Deliverance -- The Swimmer -- Milkweed -- The Waves -- Landscape -- The Shark -- Storm in Massachusetts, September 1982 -- Acid -- Black Snakes -- The Moths -- At Sea -- 1945-1985: Poem for the Anniversary -- At Loxahatchie -- Coming Home -- The Sunflowers
Summary Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver's American Primitive, which won for her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet. The depth and diversity of perceptual awareness-so steadfast and radiant in American Primitive-continue in Dream Work. Additionally, she has turned her attention in these poems to the solitary and difficult labors of the spirit-to accepting the truth about one's personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failures of human relationships. Whether by way of inheritance-as in her poem about the Holocaust-or through a painful glimpse into the present-as in "Acid," a poem about an injured boy begging in the streets of Indonesia-the events and tendencies of history take on a new importance also. More deeply than in her previous volumes, the sensibility behind these poems has merged with the world. Mary Oliver's willingness to be joyful continues, deepened by self-awareness, by experience, and by choice
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Subject American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0802192416